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Icy Blue Spirulina Chia Vegan Smoothie

by | November 26, 2018

The moment I saw this mesmerizing blue shaded drink, I kind of fell in love with it. Just had to try this! And believe me its as delicious as it looks. This enticing gorgeous looking smoothie is worth more than being just a wonderful Instagram post. It is a powerhouse of goodness! Incredibly nutrient rich with addition of super-foods like Spirulina and Chia, this Vegan Smoothie is a must-have. 

Vegan Smoothie
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Why is Spirulina gaining popularity?

Classified in the Super-food category, Spirulina is a nutrient rich micro algae that is gaining popularity for its supposed health benefits. According to an article published in Live Science, Spirulina is rich in certain nutrients that aren’t found in normal vitamins. As per FDA, this supposed super-food contains significant amounts of potassium, niacin, magnesium, calcium, iron and Vitamin B complex. Up to 60% of Spirulina’s dry weight is made up of protein. According to a review published by Journal of International Medical Research, the blue-green algae- Spirulina when included in diet as an alternative to iron supplements, it “not only alleviate the anemia of pregnancy but also have impact on the fetal and maternal outcomes”. The review concluded: “Thus the simple blue green algae, Spirulina, is a multi-purpose panacea for many ills plaguing our planet, and help towards removing the root causes in inequity in sustainable development and women empowerment.”

Excited to try this nutrient rich Vegan Smoothie? Scroll further for recipe. 

 

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Spirulina Chia Vegan Smoothie Recipe

Servings: 2

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Frozen banana: 2 large
  • Frozen blueberries: 2 cups
  • Almond milk: 1.5 cups
  • Spirulina: 2 tablespoon
  • Chia seeds: 4 tablespoon
  • Coconut Cream: 1/2 cup
  • Frozen blueberries and blackberries mix to garnish: 1 cup

Instructions

Blend all the ingredients together except coconut cream and the blueberries and blackberries mix. Pour the Vegan Smoothie into glasses. Top with Coconut cream and blueberries mix. Serve chilled. 

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2 Responses to “Icy Blue Spirulina Chia Vegan Smoothie”

  1. Are These The Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Ever Need?
    December 6th, 2018 @ 10:31 pm

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  2. Best Organic Spirulina Powder
    December 17th, 2018 @ 7:42 am

    Thanks for Sharing the best green superfood healthy smoothie, spirulina is a powerhouse of the nutrient and the protein it contains all the major vitamin, protein, minerals and fibre makes a great addition to everyone diet.
    Thanks for Sharing the awesome post.

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